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. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to this very special edition of cnn "sunday morn." it is january 20th, i'm randi kaye. another glorious shot of the sun rising over the capitol building. >> i'm john berman live on the national mall in washington as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration, which is today. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for a second term as mandated by the constitution. that will happen around 11:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one ame
're watching cnn's special coverage of president barack obama's inaugural weekend. the crowd is out here. it's getting cooler. today it was warm. it was in the 50s. but it's getting cool at night. but that's not stopping the crowd from turning out. and we didn't think they would come out, because we thought it would be cold and they wouldn't be as enthused. but boy, they are. we're going to get to all of that in just a moment here on the national mall. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the news that's making headlines today here on cnn. and to breaking news, as a matter of fact. and the latest on the unfolding crisis in algeria. the hostage situation at a desert gas field appears to be over now. we're hearing reports from the algerian government that at least 23 foreign hostages and dozens of their captors have been killed. it's still not clear how many americans may have been held at the facility. >> with regard to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there, and exactly what happened to them.
early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of outreach or olive branch to the right and unifying the country. >> at that point, remember, there was this huge fiscal crisis he was facing so he won on all this hope, and then he gets into the job and remember, he really started before he started. and he was dealing with that terrible fiscal crisis so his ina
the big special, for the presidential inauguration 2013. we will cover it as cnn can from every which angle. we hope you join us from washington. and speaking of, i hear a certain someone is out of the studio and on the national wall for a special edition of the situation room, my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf blitzer, take it away. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deep concern about the fate of hostages. and new details about the so-called jihad prince who may be behind the terror attack in algeria. >>> also, what else can he say? now that lance armstrong has admitted to doping, we will hear what he says to oprah winfrey again tonight. >>> plus, our own martin savidge rides along as authorities break up an elaborate sex slave network right here in the united states. you will not believe the conditions the women had to endure. >>> i'm wolf blitzer here on the national wall in washington. behind me the west front of the u.s. capitol where president barack obama will take the oath of office on monday. we're counting down to the inauguration. you're in "the situation ro
. brooke baldwin continues with cnn newsroom. >>> tonight, cnn holds a town hall on guns in america. you are about to get a preview of the questions everyone is asking. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >> please make the right decision on behalf of newtown. >> a doctor who tried to save lives after the sandy hook massacre joins parents to beg for change. plus, cash, prostitutes and a raid. a powerful senator facing serious accusations involving sex. and live during this hour, beyonce and the saga over her lip synching. her super bowl news conference. >> here we go with thursday. i'm brooke baldwin. a manhunt in texas after a person dedicated to fighting crime becomes the victim of a shooting. the prosecutor was fatally shot outside this courthouse here. this is kaufman, texas. to give you the lay of the land, this is about 30 miles southeast of dallas. the search is on right now for two gunmen. cnn is tracking the developments here on this one and let's start from scratch with me. what do we know? >> the kaufman county sheriff's office told us the assistant district attorney was gunn
attends tomorrow's public ceremony? i want to go now to cnn's athena jones live from capitol hill. athena, the last few weeks between the president and republicans has been pretty bad. what will the crowd look like in terms of the gop? will we see any gop? >> reporter: we absolutely will see some, don, you know, the congressional leadership on both sides, republicans and democrats, is planning to attend. we expect more senators from both parties to attend. the real question here is the rank and members of the gop on the house side. you know, it's very difficult to survey them all but we did get a chance to catch up with north carolina republican from raleigh, a very republican area. his name is george holding. he says he is planning to go we note former vice presidential candidate, paul ryan, has said he sees that as his obligation to go. of course, i mentioned the leadership, folks like speaker boehner and minority leader mitch mcconnell, they will all be there. let's listen to what republican senator from wyoming, john bar ras, so he told candy this morning about how he is coming. >> as
. does it for me here. check out the latest interviews. cnn.com/brooke. now, wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deadly weather. a thousand mile long of dangerous storms and tornadoes stretching from the gulf coast to new england. >>> also, he listened to his wife's impassioned plea for gun control and then spent hours answering senators' questions. mark kelly joins us this hour live in "the situation room." >>> plus, the mother of an american woman making her very first visit overseas and vanished in turkey. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room": >>> we begin with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortun
phenomenon. much, much more. we welcome rachel nichols in the cnn bleacher report at 4:00 eastern saturday afternoon. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck w
on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that event, the swearing in, of course, and the inaugural speech. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me to talk more about this. first of all, let's talk about the speech. i understand that the president's still working on it. so what are the themes? what's the focus? >> he is still working on it. he'll be doing tweaks till the last minute. right now he's doing some major tweaks and he's been writing this during the day in the oval office but also at night after sasha and malia go to bed as well as his wife goes to bed. he has time alone in the residence to work on it. some of the major themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who covers the white house. this is sort of the fact that the president is confronting the reality of a divided washington that he'll be acknowledging that there are some divisions but he'll talk about
in for fredricka whitfield. if you are just joining us, these are the top stories in the cnn newsroom. >>> we begin with a heartbreaking tragedy in braz really. 330 people died in an early morning fire in a crowded nightclub in santa maria. college students were celebrating the end of their college break before heading back to classes on monday. fire officials say the blaze was over cap pays the when the blaze broke out at 2:00 in the morning go to cnn's rafael romo who has the latest. how did this fire start? >> reporter: there was a concert about 2:00 this morning and part of the concert involved pyrotechnics. and what firefighters are saying is part of the flames reached the foam insulation on the ceiling and that's how the fire might have started. not being conclusive about this at this point. the problem was that the foam created a lot of smoke. it was very dense. it was very thick. as you can see into these images, off lot of people frantically trying to escape an emergency situation. what happened firefighters are also saying, miguel is that the place did not have enough emergency exits. >>
outfront" starts right now. >>> next, breaking news. cnn has learned an american has been killed during the hostage situation in algeria. plus the man who says he's behind the attack has the nickname "the marlboro man" and "the jihad prince." >>> the number of american husband holds with guns is on the decline but the nra's power is growing. it is growing even after newtown. breaking news, one american has been killed in the algeria hostage situation. we'll tell you what we know about that man and the other americans we are aware of tonight. let's get straight to jill dougherty at the state department. first, jill, what can you tell us about the american who died? >> there are not a lot of details. we can confirm according to a senior u.s. official tt one american is dead. family has been notified that this person has died. but other than that, where they died, how they died, and maybe when they died, is not clear. after all, this began three days ago. and then the operation has been ongoing for two days. so not clear. a lot of those details. i can tell you that this afternoon, before t
dead in algeria. cnn communicates with another hostage who managed to escape. then ra's power is growing even after newtown. let's go ""outfront."" good evening. i'm erin burr knit. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on lance armstrong. coming clean part two. the 41-year-old former cyclist continued his confession with more revelations about his cheating and lying for more than a decade. ed lavandera has been following the story. he's in austin tonight. ed? >> reporter: erin, oprah promised leading into this interview that it was at times emotional and on this second night is when we finally saw some of that emotion. lance armstrong becoming the most emotional we saw him in this two-night interview when he had to explain to his kids that he had been lying all along for more than a decade. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. and he'd never asked me. he'd never said, dad, is this true? he truste
today. i'm carol costello. >>> "cnn newsroom" continues now with ashleigh banfield. >> oh, carol, he can say so much more. i'm dying to see it. thank you, miss costello. hi, everybody. i'm ashleigh banfield. he didn't tell all, but he sure told plenty, didn't he? finally coming clean about doping, but never believing he was actually cheating, not at the time anyway. and now, well, if you caught part one of lance armstrong's full baring session with oprah winfrey, you know this is not the lance who cruised to seven tour de france bicycle victories and rolled over anyone who crossed him. this lance is saying yes, after more than a decade of saying no. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, courtisone or humn growth hormone? >> yeah. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take ba
morning with us. we've got much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning," which starts right now. ♪ >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >>> good morning, everyone. and welcome to this very special edition of "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday, january 19th. look at that gorgeous shot at the capitol there. i'm randi kaye, coming to you live from the national mall, as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. and all morning, our cnn political team will be bringing you the very latest on all the preparations for the big day on monday and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. but first, let's bring in my colleague, victor blackwell, who's back in atlanta. victor, i know you have some of the latest news on some of the other stories that we're watching this morning. >> indeed, randi. thanks. we're starting with this really bizarre story about the notre dame linebacker, manti te'o. in an interview, he denied having any part in the fake girlfriend story, except being the victim of a cruel hoax. te'o spoke with espn's jeremy schaap off-camera about the ordea
with men fighting on the ground for more than a decade. that story will air an hour from now on cnn, and we'll debate that an hour from now, one guest says they shouldn't do it. and that is a woman. "the situation room" begins now with wolf blitzer. >>> a senator who experienced the horror of bullets and blood launches a fight to ban military-style weapons. >>> plus, joe biden's aha moment as vice president. and would he run against hillary clinton? stand by for our exclusive interview. >>> and we'll take you behind the scenes of hillary clinton's world and get an insider's take on whether or not she will run for president again. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with the national fight over guns and gun violence, the obama administration is falling through on its promise to take its fight to the public. vice president joe biden has been on the road and on line. in congress, democrats introduced a new effort to ban 158 specific assault-style weapons and prohibit other guns from using magazin
as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it
tremendously. >> thank you. and captain kelly, mr. lapierre testified that universal -- >> you're watching cnn's live coverage of the senate judiciary hearing on gun violence. so far a day with divergent viewpoints. congresswoman gabby giffords who was shot in the head over two years ago in an arizona parking lot briefly testified as did her husband, former space shuttle commander mark kelly talking about how there needs to be gun restrictions. kelly talking about how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if yo
taylor. >> reporter: without twitter, facebook or cnn, news of emergencies travelled a lot slower in 1849. so there was no reason to explore the power vacuum at the time. in fact, atchison slept most of the day, tuckered out bay lot of last-minute business in the senate, some things never change. still, some of atchison's friends reportedly could not resist. >> that night, some of his colleagues in the senate woke him up in the middle of the night to ask him to appoint them the secretary of state and other members of the cabinet. >> all in good fun, it seems, but out in kansas they've got their story and are sticking to it even in you're not a believer in the legend of the 24-hour president of atchison. today of all days you should think of his legacy. >> that's the reason that president obama isn't taking any chances and is being sworn in on the day of his inauguration. >>> indeed. president obama has been sworn in for his second term and apparently the story of david rice atchison is history that will never repeat itself. i'm candy crowley on the national mall in washington. cnn
will attend a candlelight reception at the national building museum. so make sure you stay tuned for that. cnn will cover that for you. >>> talk more about the red, white and blue ball it kicks off at the warner theater in washington next hour. the party is in honor of our nation's soldiers and lots of military families are expected to be there. our brooke baldwin is there, too. brooke, washington is in party mode this weekend. what's the mood like there at the warner center? >> reporter: hey, don. good to talk to you. yeah, the mood, not quite festive yet. we are still a little early. doesn't kick off for another couple hours, we are standing in front of the warner theater, as you point out, i got my red on, the heroes red, white and blue ball. inside, this whole thing is put on by this group called citizens helping heroes or chh. these guys got together in 2003, military vet trans, one's republican, swann democrat and in perfect d.c. fashion in a bipartisan way, they said they wanted to come together and help our men and women in uniform. so tonight, let's talk about the party. we will have
jump in the death toll from the nightclub blaze in santa maria, in brazil. officials telling cnn that 220 people are dead. 220. that is up from the 90 that we were originally told. this is among the deadliest fires of this type in history. it was ten years ago that 100 people were killed in the station nightclub fire in rhode island. this fire today in brazil, more than twice the size of the fire in rhode island. the cause of this fire, still under investigation. but reports say pyrotechnics may have caught some of the club's sound proofing on fire. in these kinds of disasters, people are more often killed by being trampled or by the smoke than by fire itself. we continue to watch these live pictures of this scene there. we will get some more information and a live report from brazil in just a few moments from now. >>> and back here at home, an ice storm making its way through the midwest. a major storm pushing through the plains into the great lakes, leaving as much as a half an inch of ice on roads, trees, power lines, heavy snow is also possible. i'm joined by samantha moore.
it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcrowded with dangerous pyrotechnics show going on inside. straight ahead is rafael romo. i want you to give us an updated count of the yash yults. >> this is way too preliminary yet. authorities still going over the scene to try to find out what happened there. some of the scenes we have received here at cnn world headquarters are just very, very sad with family members trying to find out what happened to their family members. this young crowd celebrates for one last chance. remember, that part of the world, it is summer, and so in brazil this is the end of the summer holiday season and that's what these people are doing there. >> so is it common for a nightclub to be packed so far over capacity. don
. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." >>> tragic news out of brazil. at least 233 people have died in an early morning fire in a crowded nightclub in the city of santa maria. college students were jammed inside celebrating the end of their summer vacation when the blaze broke out about 2:00 in the morning. let's go to rafael romo with the latest. rafael, how did this fire start? >> there was a concert and part of the concert included using pyrotechnics and apparently part of the initial investigation points to the fact that it might have been started that way. there was insulation, there was foam insulation on the ceiling and that might have been a possibility. now the problem is that the place was grossry clouded. authorities say it was built for about 1,000 people and there were more than 2,000 there. when the fire started with dense smoke and flames, people were frantically trying to get out of the place and that's when the problem became worse, miguel. >> rafael. many of the dead found in the bathrooms there. why was that the case? >> it was impossible for
the president can take without having to wait for any congressional action. let's bring in our cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's working the story for us. what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, i'm told that there is very much a sense in this meeting between vice president joe biden and advocates of gun control as well as those who have suffered gun violence themselves or lost loved ones to it that there was actually very much a sense that this was an opportunity to do something and they believe they have a bit of, i guess you could say, a mandate to do something because of poll numbers showing the public opinion has shifted in this. the news that the vice president made today was that the white house is looking to go it alone, at least in some ways as it chooses to tackle this problem. go it alone without congress' help and observers of this debate, as you know, have said that this is definitely a possibility but biden today confirmed that it's something the white house is pursing. here's what he said. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in th
edition of "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday, january 19th. i'm randi kaye, coming to you live this morning from the national mall as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. all morning, our cnn political team will be bringing you the very latest on all the preparations for the big day, happening on monday, of course. and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. first, let me say good morning once again and bring in my colleague, victor blackwell in atlanta. i know you have some of the latest on some of the other major news outside the beltway, of course. >> absolutely. had to get settled back into my seat after the big workout this morning. for the past two days, he confessed to oprah winfrey in an exclusive two-part interview. the u.s. anti-doping agency still wants lance armstrong to come clean under oath. in a frank and really revealing interview, armstrong told miss winfrey about the years of systematic drug use on the u.s. postal service cycling team but he continued to decline accusations that he forced members of the team to dope. >>
for themselves? find us on facebook and twitter. cnn.com bottomline. and catch me this afternoon with ali velshi, see why some democrats are saying debt problem, what debt problem? "cnn saturday morning" with randi kaye continues right now. >>> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> good morning, everyone, and welcome to this special edition of "cnn saturday morning," it's saturday, january 19, i'm randi kaye coming to you from the national mall in washington, d.c., as we gear up for the annual inauguration. all morning we'll have preparations for the big day and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. today is the national day of service. it was founded as a day to celebrate dr. martin luther king jr. and to promote volunteerism. coming up later this hour, we'll tag along with vice president joe biden and jill biden on their event. and next hour, we'll see what the president and first lady are up to, as well. we have already been out here for hours this morning. but there is much more to come. we have reporters bringing you all the angles of the inauguration. our shann
. your top story are up next in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the internet hacking group anonymous at it again, hijacking a federal website and promising to avenge the death of an internet activist by releasing government secrets. hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. you're in the "cnn newsroom." full details in a moment, but first, let's get you up to speed on the day's headlines. first, to egypt where rioting has erupted over a court decision sentencing 21 people to death. at least 30 people were killed in clashes with security forces today. this all happened after the court sentenced 21 people for their role in a postgame soccer riot last year. more than 70 people were killed in that riot. >> a veteran democratic senator says he's going to retire. iowa's tom harkin will not run for re-election in 2014. he has served ten years in the house before his election to the senate in 1984. president barack obama released a statement just minutes ago praising harkin's work on health care and his efforts to help americans with disabilities. >> actor burt reynolds is being treated for flu symptoms in a flor
day long, cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, the political and the historical context of the day. first, we want to bring you up to date now on the hostage situation that is happening in alger algeria. the crisis is all over this morning, but so many questions, including how many people are still missing. here's what we do know at this hour. it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the standoff after three days. the interior ministry almost 700 hostages have been freed, as long with foreigners at least 23 hostages are dead, including three british citizens and so are dozens of islamic militants. i'm joined by our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. first of all, are any americans missing and what is washington saying at this point? >> good morning, randi. this violent and unstable situation over, but the u.s. is still trying to determine what happened. now, according to the state department. one american man, one american citizen is dead. six other american hostages were freed and it is believed there are still a sma
the full interview airing at 4:00 p.m. eastern this sunday on cnn. that is for me. brooke baldwin up next with "cnn newsroom". >>> dramatic developments in that terror attack involving american hostages. you will hear this one man's story on how he escaped and the bomb that was strapped around his neck. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> lance armstrong confesses to doping, deceit and bullying. so what is next for this disgraced cyclist. >>> and notre dame football star player manti te'o, his girlfriend never existed. where did this elaborate lie begin? and who is this alleged mastermind behind such a web of deception. >>> and guess who's coming to washington this weekend? ♪ can't you see the sunshine >> beyonce, james taylor, kelly clarkson. the stars set to rock the capital for the 2013 presidential inauguration. >>> happy friday. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with new details on that hostage situation developing in algeria. here is what we know right now. algerian state media reports 650 hostages have been freed. in fact, what you're look
americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. >> americans and other western workers were on as about when multiple militants attacked. the militants took hostage at this gas plant heavily armed with rocket grenades and forced some hostages to wear explosive vests. the militants may have t
in washington. we'll discuss why congressman cantor might be the most powerful republican in washington. "cnn saturday morning with around randi kaye" continues right now. >>> flights canceled, hundreds of car wrecks. all the result of an arctic blast along the east coast. are we close to a thaw or more of the same? >>> a teenager makes a stunning announcement to a high school crowd. now the video, the admission is viral. we'll talk with him live. >>> it's a movie winning acclaim, racking up nominations and now being invoked by the secretary of state s. i'll talk with the writer of "argo." >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast. thank you very much for starting your morning with us. the secretive hacking group anonymous says that it has declared war on the u.s. government. overnight, they hacked the federal sentencing commission's web site, posting a video and a letter threatening "chaos" if their demands aren't met. for at least the last two hours, the site has been totally shut down. nick valencia tells us more about this. first of all, do we have any idea
like that word, percolating. we are just hanging out here live on cnn. we were doing an hour-long special but we're having so much fun we decided to hang out a little longer and talk to you because you are one of the nominees for "homeland" and "homeland" is cleaning up. are you going in with four nominations? >> we have done very well, but again, i mean, it's always nice to win but i'm excited to see everybody. >> where is the bill -- bill bambino 1234. >> he's with my parents being adorable. i kind of already miss him but it's good for me to have occasional ventures out into the world without him attached to my boob. >> i don't have any kids, but all of my girlfriends who do have kids say, yeah, there's that immediate just love that you can't even describe. >> yeah, no, it's wild. it's totally deep and great, but, you know, he's just starting to like wake up and come to and really see me and there are little smiles that creep in every so often and it's exciting. >> i'm not trying to rush you but more? are you going to have more? >> i could use a little break. yeah, no, i ne
and at least 233 people died when they couldn't get out. stay right there, cnn crew is on the scene, a full report in a minute. >>> a brand new credit card fee kicked in on sunday, stores in 40 states can now charge you a checkout fee worth up to 3% of your total purchase. this stems from a legal settlement that allows stores to pass along processing fees charged by credit card companies, many retailers strongly oppose a credit card fee, you can avoid the phoebe using your dweb it card or paying cash. >>> chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden both say hagel is a fine choice. hagel earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war, his confirmation hearing is set to begin thursday. >>> japan has launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. defense officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long range rocket launches. the u.s. security council expanded sanctions against north korea this week and condemned the country for last month's launch. >>> 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in
show. at least 233 people died with when they just couldn't get out. a cnn crew is on the scene. a full report in just a moment. >>> attention credit card shoppers. stores in 40 states can now charge you a checkout fee worth up to 3% of your total purchase. a legal settlement allows stores to pass along processing fees charged by credit card companies avoid the vie by using a debit card or cash. >>> chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. former cia director and retired air force say hagel is a fine choice. he earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war. >>> japan launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches. condemned the company for last month's rocket launch. >>> it's a sickening number. 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in brazil. some burned to death. some trampled. some overcome by smoke. it happened when the jam-packed nightclub suddenly caught fire and many of these victims didn't stand a chance. on the scene right now where rescuer
thank you very much for joining me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley ban field. >>> thank you very much, carol. hello, nice to have you with us. there is nothing like an election to focus the attention of lawmakers and presidents. just look at how fast immigration reform went back on the front burner after president obama won more than 70% of the hispanic vote in november. as we speak, the president is en route to nevada. a state that he carried by more than six points over mitt romney despite an imploding economy there. any guesses who kept that state blue? the president is pitching a comprehensive immigration rewrite that may sound a lot like the senate plan that was unveiled yesterday. however, it will not sound identical. cnn's brianna keilar joins me from the white house now. so will the president propose something completely different than what the senate has already done, and is there a risk of confusing everyone? >> reporter: no, i don't think he'll propose something entirely different from what the senate has done. so far, ashleigh, the white house is w
. >> great to hear people talking together. we are out of time. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. hey carol, good morning. >> hi, soledad. stories in "the newsroom" a young hostage taken underground to a bunker. >>> killer violent storms on the move, at least one person is reported dead in nashville, tornado warnings popping up across the southeast, the entire east coast could soon be in the danger zone. >>> ray lewis, reverend ray? people call him reverend ray? >> yes. >> does he it he serve that title? >> he does, he's a jacklegged preacher without a license, no bible college but it's just in him. he can't help it. >> we talked to the pastor who put lewis on the road to redempti redemption. >>> toyota hits the breaks. automakeer announcing a massive recall for two popular models. find out if your car is at risk. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello, on the same day a senate committee looks at the problem of gun violence in the united states, police work around the clock to save a 6-year-old boy held hostage by a man with a gun
american shores. tom forman, cnn, stevensville, maryland. >>> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> sick day friday. doctors struggle to control a fierce flu outbreak spreading through offices and job sites. >>> hero in the classroom this teacher is one of two staffers who stared down the barrel of a shotgun and talked a school shooter into giving up. >>> and this size says it all. severe storms leave parts of one southern state completely unwater. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john bermman. >> it is friday, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's friday, january 11th. up first, the fast-spreading flu now officially an epidemic. the flu season has come early, hit really hard. nearly two dozen children have died. widespread activity reported in more than 40 states as well. boston's mayor just declared a citywide emergency because of the flu. and now a leading health official acknowledging the outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above that threshold. we are into what would cla
for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered that way. listen to this. senator kennedy stood with you and, senator mccain, you were standing with him, and he said 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system. we must strike while the iron is hot. what makes you think, why is this year different? >> elections. elections. >> the republican party is losing the suppo
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looking pretty nice on the outside this morning. glad you're with us here on "cnn sunday morning." >>> gun control advocates are hoping a weekend protest in washington will bring some real changes. thousands of protesters marched on the national maul yesterday. some held up the names yesterday of victims of gun violence. survivors of mass shootings also there. protesters are calling on congress to reinstate the ban on military-style assault weapons and require universal background checks. some came to show their support for newtown victims. >> newtown just tore my heart out. honestly, didn't feel this emotional since 9/11. >> across the street from that rally, a smaller group of gun rights activists protested against new gun control measures. >>> gun control advocates hope that rally would show lawmakers the support out there for gun control laws, but as cnn joe johns reports democrats have their own strategy to get those new laws in place. but is it a winning strategy? >> in the uphill battle to sell the assault weapons ban, both vice president biden and democrats in congress are making o
out the fist one. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is here in washington with me this morning. good morning to you. so thumbs or thumbs down. how do they think he's doing? >> we have some polls, a lot of polls. a lot of polls have skasked, ise doing a good job? do you approve or not approve? our cnn poll of polls say 53% say, yes, they approve of the job the president is doing in office, 42% disapprove. but what about the specific issues, not overall. take a look at this from orc, look at the numbers on the left, randi. these are where he's doing very well on the issues, terrorism, environment, foreign affairs, immigration, but those are not so important to americans. the economy, he's at 48%. what's the second most important? the deficit, we know that's been in the news lately, 41%. so it depends on the issue. >> and gun policy is in there as well. that snuck in there. has the president lived up to expectations, do you think, according to our polls? >> we asked just that and you can see from these results, about one in ten, 13% said he has exceeded expectations over the last
, all three watching, hoping that dream becomes reality. miguel marquez, cnn, savannah, georgia. >> tom tancredo is a former congressman from colorado, maria cardona is a contributor for us. i appreciate your taking the time to join us. representative tancredo, john mccain is part of this bipartisan group. like i said, a lot of people together you wouldn't expect to be standing together. but here's what he said about why republicans have to do this deal and do this deal now. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> obviously, when you look at the election last time, president obama got 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, 27%. is john mccain right? >> no, he really isn't. he's no more right this time than he was back in, what, '87, when he and another gang tried to put together a very similar bill. he and a member of that time of it was called the mccain-kennedy bill. very si
.com/carolcnn. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> thanks, carol. and hi, everybody. nice to have you with us. it's 11:00 in the east. and now come the funerals and the arrests. the grief and incrimination, all of it in the wake of a terrible nightclub inferno in brazil. more than 200 people dead and one american says these horrific fires will continue to happen until authorities insist on sprinklers. we are also watching the border at this hour. our border, and capitol hill. and what could be a breakthrough in a hugely divisive debate. that's where we start this hour, immigration. specifically, immigration reform. it has been a very tough slog, even before the political landscape turned so incredibly toxic. but now this bipartisan group of senators on your screen, they're unveiling a wide ranging compromise that includes a so-called path to citizenship for roughly 11 million immigrants who are in this country illegally. the senators are due to brief reporters this afternoon. give us some of the details. all of this one day before president obama unveils his own ideas in l
was coming in april to new york in 1789. >> old traditions meet new traditions. >>> welcome to cnn's continuing coverage of inauguration weekend. i'm erin burnett. >> and i'm john king. we're live in the nation's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, w
confirms to cnn that the operation seems to have ended for the night, but it is not over. and i wanted to quote what this official told us here at cnn. quote, there are still hostages and there are still terrorists, so tomorrow is another day. the algerian press service reports numerous casualties in the operation. the exact number, still unknown right now. and a lot of questions already are coming from the united states about the algerian government's tactics in the operation that could have put the hostages in jeopardy. now, we also want to let you know that right now, there's a chartered flight en route of bp employees from algeria. it is headed towards london to gatwick airport. now, that could be landing at any moment. we don't yet know if the passengers are any of the freed hostages or if there are americans on board, but as we get that information, we're going to share that with you. the brother of an irish national who escaped from captivity had a harrowing story. he spoke to cnn today and described what happened to his brother. >> yeah, but just found out recently that he'd be
of the union" i'm candy crowley in on the national mall in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes, just search state of the union. cnn's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washing
now in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a secret group has fired a public and embarrassing shot across the bow of the justice department. the group hacked into one of dog's sites belonging to the u.s. sentencing commission. there it posted a threat to release sensitive materials about the justice department if prosecutors don't stop going after hackers. cnn's nick valencia is covering this for us in the "newsroom." a poke in the eye to the justice department. what does the fbi have to say? >> good afternoon. this is a poke in the eye of the justice department and a slap in the face to the u.s. government. the hacker group anonymous chose this u.s. federal sentencing website. they said it was a symbolic move by them. they believe that the u.s. department of justice is in clear violation of the eighth amendment, cruel and unusual punishment they're calling it. our washington bureau reached out to the fbi earlier today, miguel, and we obtained this statement from the fbi's assistant director of criminal cyber response and services branch. he had this. "we are aware as soon as it happened and we a
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